Computer Weekly has launched its first annual Computer Weekly European User Awards, which honours IT professionals, in Europe, that have excelled in their approach to networking, storage, security, business software and datacentres.
Running online throughout 2013, a different awards series will take place bimonthly. Entries are open to IT departments and resellers or vendors that wish to enter on behalf of a customer. Please review the entry criteria for further information if you wish to enter a use case on behalf of a client.
A panel of independent judges will review nominations across five categories: Best Product/Technology Innovation, Supplier of the Year, Private Sector Project, Public Sector Project, Cloud Innovation Awards. Categories remain the same across all five awards series.
Winners will be profiled in case studies on Computer Weekly and will be offered the opportunity to attend the end of year awards ceremony, when the overall winners of each category will be honoured.
The awards are now open for entries! Below you will find more information about each of the awards series running throughout 2013.
There are no entry fees required to enter the Computer Weekly European User Awards.
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Networking aims to recognise innovation in network design, implementation and use of application to improve user business.
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Security aims to recognise innovation in IT projects that demonstrate crime prevention or potential for crime reduction.
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Software aims to recognise innovation through the use of enterprise software and information management projects.
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Storage aims to recognise innovation in data storage projects that show evidence of improving storage efficiency.
The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Datacentre aims to recognise innovation in the use of datacentre technologies, virtualisation, and its ecosystem of products.
Judges will be using the following criteria to assess entries:
- Innovation in technology or business processes
- Improving IT management capabilities
- Improving business efficiency or reducing costs
- Demonstrating best practice
- Delivering measurable business benefits